Doesn't look like I got added to the list. I'm in for an ESB please.
Doesn't look like I got added to the list. I'm in for an ESB please.
Metal Work Update
Ok, so today I dropped by the shop to see what progress had been made. The sheet metal parts are now ordered, and a bent section has been supplied to get the parts custom bent to fit perfectly. I got there just in time to help with the bending.
The fab guys were telling me we are looking at getting the sheet work back within a week and assembly will be a few days :thumbsup
With this time scale in mind I need to get ordering the webbing. This is what I am looking at.
Vintage style 4 Bar seat belt webbing @ 49mm
Vintage style weave @ 51mm
This is the webbing for the ring mounts on the rear @ 36mm
Gino told me he thought the weave from the webbing used from the first run of harness' was the best he had seen, here we have upped the width slightly, but retained the weave.
Lastly, and this is important I need to get a handle on who wants which type of seat belt webbing to place the order for these soon. Please post up or pm me.
make mine 4 bar
Hello Rob, vintage 4 bar @ 49mm for me too... ESB "styley"
Looking good so far, thanks for the progress update....
On another note, how's that other little thing coming along? :)
Hey guys, just a gentle reminder about the choice of harness webbing, still some to confirm :thumbsup
Ok put me down for ONE SUPERTROOPER:albino and ONE ESB:fettesb.
That's two harness sets:).
BTW how many are you guys making for this run? How many spots are left to fill?
Can you put me down for one ESB? Let me know when you want payment. Thanks!
List updated with preferences... still more to respond to PM's ;)
Please put me down for 4-bar as well...
I'd like the ROTJ version, please. That's 4-bar too, right?
Cheers for the info guys... ;)
So I went to the press guys today to collect the 'brace' parts. I almost have all the parts to start fabrication. Just waiting on the rings for the webbing now, which we may get tomorrow.
So, this is where we are at.
Almost there guys... :thumbsup
Rob text sent...
This is coming along very nice :)
I am definitely interested in one of these, but I'm scrambling to get the cash together. Are you building extras or just enough for the people who order now? If not taking payment now, when do you need payment?
Oops, double post. :)
Been informed we should have some assembly pics coming shortly... :thumbsup
Yeah, some fabrication will be happening tomorrow. All the parts are now in, and pre-assembly has started. We should get some welding done Monday.
Hey Guys, I need to confirm this order and get the webbing in asap. I just need to know who does not want the 4 bar webbing, in favour of the weave type at this stage, thanks.
Including those of us who've already rung in? Or is that for the folks who still don't have a preference on the list?
Hello BFUK, Gino, Mojo-Fett,
Is it still optional to order one of these harnesses? Iam in need of an ESB one.. I wonder if my Bobamaker backplate and BFUK jetpack will fit onto this harness?
Please confirm this and let me know it these are still available ;-)
PS: Whats the turnaround time on these? need it before my deadline (Beginning of September)
So close now... :)
The wait is nearly over... yippee :)
Hey guys.......getting exciting now :thumbsup
OK, so I thought I would give you all an update and show any one interested some of the process needed to capture the small details, most of which could be done far easier, but to get that accurate look they need to be done. It goes some way to explain why this project is taking so long.....originally started late last year. Some of these photos have been posted previously, but you get a better idea of the process now.
The V1 harness drawing is compared to the newly released photo of the Supertrooper/Boba Fett Harness. New dimensions are established and full detailed professional drawings are created for the engineers to work to.
Raw materials are identified as per the drawings and ordered.
The developed lengths are then cut, and the brace/strap parts are ordered from the sheet metal workers.
The formers are then machined to the correct dimensions to allow the material to be bent. A jig is also machined to help with all stages of working with the harness rig, including registration, finished size and strap positions.
The material is then bent to the correct shape and checked on the prepared jig.
When manufactured all the parts are test fitted to check they fit properly and the correct radius have been achieved.
The frames are then drilled on a CNC machine.
After drilling the burs are removed and the straps are added and pressed into the final position using a bespoke pressing tool, before spot welding takes place.
Once they have been welded they have the "dimple" added to secure the welded strap in place, again, the now modified gig is used to obtain the correct position.
Once the straps are welded and secured in place, any extra length is removed from the frame.....I did not get a photo of this today, will add it later.
.....and this is where we are currently, the lower strap and rings are located in place and need welding. Then the support bar fixings will be added and finally the support bar itself.
Not long now :thumbsup
Yes, the bottom hooks are part of the rig, I am sure you have the top hooks that work with this set up already :thumbsup
Great update there Rob, appreciate it...
It's incredible the amount of work that has actually gone into these babies... awesome... :D
Wonderful update Rob!
Hi guys, just to keep you all posted, we are waiting for the correct headed screws to come in before the support bar can be added and we call the fabrication done :thumbsup
Woo-hoo updates... :thumbsup
There is nothign quite as awesome as seeing new pieces being formed!
Any updates on these harnasses? i would like to have in about 1-2 months if possible..? Please let us guys know when we can expect these baby's! ;)
.......yes, we have some updates guys, and a good one too.
So, here are the final stages of the fabrication. The frame is thread rolled, so the support bar can be attached
Then the screws are machined, as the correct dome head screws are not available any more, here you can see the "slot" being cut.
Ta-dah, a screw.
And here is the first harness sewn together to check webbing lengths. This one is Supertrooper style. Just looking to fine tune the white/grey webbing now. All the harness are now fabricated and ready to be sewn and the webbing is on hand.
Over the next day or so PM's should be going out to all concerned to obtain sizing etc. We are on the final leg now, these can be ready in a matter of days.
Hope ya like the update guys.... ;)
Ok, just to echo what Rob said we are at the final hurdle, so it's time to get some final dimensions from each buyer. If you could PM me or Rob (or email) with your sizes then these can be finished off and out the door to you all... (once paid of course) lol
Thank you for all your patience on this... :thumbsup
Looking sweet guys :)
In reference to the sizes, which measurement do you need? lol
Hey guys, so I am sewing tomorrow. I have the following sizes:
Art - L, Weave
Lufo - M, 4 Bar
Shiv - L 4, Bar
Sub Artic - M, 4 Bar
Ponte - L, 4 bar
Madmartigan - L, 4 Bar
Morten - L, 4 Bar
Fett Fanatic - L, 4 Bar
Forward your size and I can get it sewn up and shipped out :thumbsup.
L for me...
Just kidding :lol I can't wait to see these finished BFUK :thumbsup
L with the ESB four bar for me. Thanks!
ROTJ, Large, 4-bar for me. Thanks
I wear a Large tshirt and want the ESB style. Let me know when to send payment and where. Thanks.
List updated with more sizes (post 151).
Both mine are medium. One weave(supertrooper) one 4 bar(ESB)
Mine would be a large 4-bar (ESB).
Sorry for the late reply.
I wear XL t-shirt and I want ESB. Thanks
Payment was send for my harness! Size M will be ok for me, iam pretty sure it will fit, its adjustable anyways! ;)
Hey Gav can you confirm that I'm on the list?
Hey Gav, quick fix, I'm supposed to be a Medium ,but am listed as a Large. Any way to fix that brother ;)
OK, a little update. Also, I just got more metal rings in so all the members who have given sizing will be sewn up by tomorrow. I am waiting for the mounting rectangle rings (at the new size) and they will be ready to ship.
Hey BFUK, if you wouldn't mind, I'd like to go the Medium route. Just did a retape, and I'm BARELY over 40". Plus, the last harness I had was a medium, and there was a substantial amount of webbing left over.
OK Rick, consider it done.
Wasn't sure if you saw mine, I would like a Large 4-Bar (ESB).
Howdy, I would like to be put on the list for an ESB, size medium when one opens up, thanks.
Which ones mine Rob... ;)
One of those in the corner :lol What size did you want again buddy, will get you done tomorrow.
Looking good there bruv, looking good...
Can't wait to pick mine up :)
Bump. Where are we at with these?
Hey Rob, Gav,
Any idea on when these awesome harnesses are going to be shipped out? i ordered a ESB one, and need it in about two weeks for a local trooping event! ;-)
Would appreciate any information!
Will contact Rob bruv... ;)
Berry, I am pretty sure it will be with you, will know more tomorrow buddy.
These look great! As a new member and wanting to everything right it seems I came around these parts at a great time!
Rob told me the bottom hooks came in a couple of days ago, he should have these out pretty soon i guess.. not sure on this info though ;) best thing would be if Gav or Rob would give us an update! Can't wait for this!
Keep up the good work guys!
Haven't heard nothing in a while, any updates? Mojo/Rob?
OK, sorry for the delay here guys, the post man "sat" on the parts for over a week! Anyway, he finally found time to deliver them so I have got back on it. Some are now complete, with the rest following quickly behind. I just want to add I am adding rivets to the white/natural webbing unless you have stated otherwise.
Thanks Rob. And now some photos.
Awesome Rob, looking good....
Which one is mine? lol
Liking the looks of these! I see shipping boxes... Cant be long now!
The first batch of paid rigs will leave this week, will pm tracking to those members as they go.
Awesome, payment will be on it's way shortly.
Hey guys, so I have been having a sew and the following harness are now, at long last ready to ship.
Lufo1138 (M 4 Bar)
Subartic (L 4 Bar)
Jamesbond007 (L 4 Bar)
Morten (L 4 Bar)
Captain Solo (L 4 Bar)
Fettfanatic (L 4 Bar)
Slabfett (XL 4 Bar)
Fullmetalfett (M Weave AND M 4 Bar)
Gino (L 4 Bar)
Ponte (M 4 Bar)
The following have pm's coming
When you are paying can they make sure you confirm your shipping address and supply a local phone number.
Got my harness yesterday.
It is amazing.
Big thanks go out to Gav and Rob for making this project awesome.
It was fun working with you guys. I'm sure it won't be the last time.
Gino, Shipped, received
Subartic, Shipped Tracking TG-249992
FettFanatic Shipped Tracking 8273335066
CaptainSolo Shipped Tracking 8273335000
Madmartigan Shipped Tracking 8273335044
mbmcfarland Shipped Tracking 8273335070
Ponte Shipped Tracking 8273335081
Morten Shipped Tracking 8273335125
Kbrosseau Shipped Tracking 8273335151
All shipped and can be tracked via DHL.
Cheers for posting that update Rob... ;)
Still need to hear back from some others. :thumbsup